Love the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol?
Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons
After ten years of being told she can’t tell the difference between real life and a fairy tale, Alice finally stops believing in Wonderland. So when the White Rabbit shows up at her house, Alice thinks she’s going crazy.
Only when the White Rabbit kicks her down the rabbit hole does Alice realize that the magical land she visited as a child is real.
But all is not well in Wonderland.
The Ace of Spades has taken over Wonderland and is systematically dismantling all that makes it wonderful. Plain is replacing wondrous, logical is replacing magical, and reason is destroying madness. Alice decides she must help the Mad Hatter and all those fighting to keep Wonderland wonderful.
But how can she face such danger when she is just a girl?
Alice must journey across the stars to unite an army. She discovers that fairy tales are real in the magical world beyond the rabbit hole. But they are not the fairy tales she knows.
Fairy tales have dangers and adventures of their own, and Alice must overcome the trials of these old stories if she wants to unite the lands against Ace.
With the help of Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Snow White and heroes old and new, Alice may have the strength to take back Wonderland.
This book is an Alice re-telling surrounding a world where Alice returns to Wonderland.. or what may be left of it. I personally really enjoy re-tellings, especially set around Alice in Wonderland. When I first heard of this book, I immediately wanted to get my hands on it. After the first chapter, I knew there was potential in this re-telling.
We start out with a sort of psychological aspect where everyone around Alice thinks she is crazy and needs medication due to the stories she told them from her adventures. It was fun to explore this idea of how the story may have went after her initial return. It is drastically different from the original tale…
As we kept following her through her trip back with the White rabbit, I found that the story kind of slowed down for me. The plot grabbed onto a dark, gloomy feeling of the tragedy that partook after Alice’s first visit. I felt like there were a few parts that I wasn’t connecting to as a reader in that I ended up having to reread sections when I started to drift off. I’m not saying the book wasn’t exciting, but for me, I just wasn’t a fan of this developing plot.
The characters remain mostly the same from this re-telling to the original which I enjoyed. We as readers get to see a new side of them as they struggle in the new world they are being suggested to. Overall, I give this story a 2 out of 5 stars. I liked the idea behind the plot, but I felt like I was dragging through to the end. I will say that if the book’s synopsis sounds intriguing to you then you should definitely give this a shot. We get to see such a dramatic shift in both the setting and the plot which does add a spark to the story.
More Book Information:
Published: 28 September 2015
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eBook received from publisher
**Disclaimer: I received an eBook copy from the publisher in return for an honest review. I was not persuaded in any of my opinions.**